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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead
Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Watch and find out why locals have nicknamed this span across the River Tyne the "Blinking Eye Bridge." In contrast to a drawbridge that lifts or bends in the middle, this pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge swings on a horizontal axis to allow boats to pass under it. Watch as the arch lowers toward the water and the curved bridge lifts toward the sky, leaving two low-angled arches above the river. To see it tilt, check the schedule posted at each end of the bridge. To visit Gateshead Millennium Bridge on your trip to Gateshead, use our Gateshead itinerary planner.
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I guess it's pretty geeky even to admit I have a top ten, but this one is right up there. Nicknamed the winking eye it tips over when tall ships come through. I love its mathematical shape - who says ... read more »
If you stand still on the bridge you can feel it shake slightly! Looks lovely at night all lit up with it's changing colours too. The quayside itself is a nice place to visit and the bridge is iconic.... read more »
This high engineering technology bridge gives the city a modern twist. During the day you cannot miss a walk on to cross the river and be prepared to see how it turns around to let the boats sail thro... read more »
A new addition to the famous River Tyne Bridges. Known locally as "The Winking Eye" due to the fact it looks like an eye lid as it lifts to open. They operate the opening of the bridge at 1pm each day. Plenty of eating places and coffee shops along the Quayside. Plenty of historical places around the area. Visit the Baltic Centre of contemporary Art and the Sage Centre.
Airbus A3cameron with some buses and trains
Absaloutley mint and its a state of the art bridge. But why dose a guy sit singing "jesus jesus loves me jesus loves you and he wants you to give me a pound" and he said "never trust someone with a raggy face" to my grand dad.
Iconic design and a fantastic view of all the other Tyne bridges, just for foot traffic and part of a great short circular walk over to the Sage and back. Try to get to see it operating into the upright position to allow ships through, that is impressive. Live it at night with the rainbow illumination. Landmark worth the visit.
Great view lovely sunday market lots to do around here just hope for nice weather
Lovely local attraction The bridge raises and lowers around midday each day, a great sight to see and experience. Links the Baltic and Sage on the south bank with the town on the north bank
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